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  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Ecology, Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration, B.S.H.E.


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NUTRITION AND DIETETICS1

(Leading to the Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology Degree)

The School of Human Ecology offers two nutrition-related concentrations. Nutrition and Dietetics is the accredited dietetic curriculum which prepares students to be eligible to enter a dietetic internship program: part of the process to becoming a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN). Registered Dietitian/Nutritionists work in health care, community health agencies, sports nutrition, research and food management. The Food Systems Administration curriculum prepares students for careers in food service and production, food research, food science, and other management opportunities within the food industry.

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Requires professional liability insurance (additional fee), background check (additional fee), proof of insurance, and proof of immunizations before entering HEC 4994.

   
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The Nutrition and Dietetics concentration is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD); which requires a mandatory enrollment policy.  A total of 20 students will be enrolled each year at the junior level, and a total of 20 students will be enrolled each year at the senior level.  Students should plan to apply for admission into upper division dietetics during the sophomore year.  See www.tntech.edu/hec for application details.

   
 2  The Nutrition and Dietetics concentration is an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  Contact:

1-800-877-1600 Ext. 5400
Fax: 312-899-4817
acend@eatright.org
http://www.eathright.org/ACEND/

   
3 Select a Humanities/Fine Arts course from the general education list.
   

In order to become a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist  (RDN) and to practice as an RDN, the following steps must be completed:

  1. After successful graduation from TTU’s DPD program, gain acceptance and complete an accredited supervised practice program (Dietetic Internship).
  2. Pass the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Registration Exam.
  3. Obtain appropriate licensure in the state in which you will practice.

 

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